Modern copy of northern black ware tea bowl of Cizhou type

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty or Republic period, 19th-early 20th century
Medium
Stoneware clay with iron slip and iron glaze
Style
Cizhou-style ware
Dimensions
H x W: 8.5 x 14.3 cm (3 3/8 x 5 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1951.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tea bowl

Keywords
China, Cizhou ware, copy, Modern period (1912 - present), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), stoneware, tea, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

The classic Chinese brown-glazed tea bowl, made at the Jian kilns in Fujian province, was imitated by potters working at the various northern kilns that made Cizhou-type wares. They concealed the local white clay body with brown slip to resemble the dark brown Jian-ware body. This bowl is a copy, in turn, of the nothern Jin dynasty (1115–1234) bowl, but its maker shaped a more conical form and cut the foot rim with an everted shape not found in the original.

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 21.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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